Reuben Johnson


Reuben Daniel Johnson, 98, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

He was born December 13, 1915 in Bastrop, Louisiana, son of Dan and Liller Manning Johnson.

Mr. Johnson worked for International Paper Company for 37 years, retiring as a machinist in 1977. He was a member of the IP Quarter Century Club.

He was a faithful member of Hazel Street Church of Christ. He was an avid fisherman and at 98 years old he always caught more fish than people who took him fishing. He and his son-in-law, Ricky Chambers, have caught catfish weighing over 30 pounds. He liked to drive his boat and recently said that he felt like he was 21 while he was driving and the wind was in his face.

Mr. Johnson was married to Bertie Mae Scott Johnson for 73 years until her death in 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; granddaughter, Christy Johnson Ellis; and great-granddaughter, Lindsey Kay Ellis.

Survivors include his three children, Carol Pardue (Gary), Dewey Johnson (Beverly) and Robbie Chambers (Rick); six grandchildren, Belinda Rempe, Jeff Baker, Danny Johnson, Brandon Procell, Brandie Chambers and Barrett Procell; 13 great-grandchildren, Juliana Bizzell, Jeremy Burns, Emmalea Burns, Jared Baker, Allyson Cantwell, Jacob Baker, Lily Johnson, Mary Daniel Johnson, Jordan Procell, Gracie Procell, Ireland Procell, Caedmon Procell, and Reuben Kegan Procell; and five great-great-grandchildren, Aubriana Burns, Alayna Burns, Koltan Burns, Brock Cantwell and Brookelyn Cantwell.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014 at Hazel Street Church of Christ with Mr. Roger Gean officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hazel Street Church of Christ, 4015 South Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603; or Hospice Angels, 3801 Camden Road, Chapel Village 1, Suite 12, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

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